Recent Clients

Festival of Curiosity

The annual Dublin Festival of Curiosity takes and innovative approach to science communication to encourage curiosity and confidence around science engineering and technology. Our role was to evaluate the impact of this approach had on visitors both at the festival and in the longer term, a few months afterwards. This was done using CAPI and online surveys and video vox pops to capture on the spot insight into the visitor experience


BBC World Service

Hope-Stone Research has worked with the BBC World Service over many years managing a range of international media projects in South Asia and Africa including national surveys, qualitative research into programme impact and ethnographic studies on media use.


Hope-Stone Research has managed numerous qualitative and quantitative research projects on behalf of for international broadcasters including Voice of America and Radio Free Europe.

Other projects include multi-country studies concerning family planning and media message delivery for the Population Reference Bureau.

In Pakistan we have managed a Gates Foundation study on the use of mobile banking, a three year survey of use of and attitudes to Polio vaccination and an evaluation of training for journalists in conflict areas.


The Cutty Sark

Working with local school children to produce video presentations on making the ship more child focused, and helping them feel part of 'the management team' rather than simply visitors.

University of Sheffield

Evaluation of a two year project to invigorate the university's public engagement programme. The project involved both internal training and development and a series of high profile public events including the aclamied Festival of the Mind. Our findings, based on qualitative and quantitative approaches fed into plans for the continuation of their public engagement strategly, including KPIs for future impact measurement.

BBC Learning

BBC Learning uses the power of broadcast to inspire its audiences to learn through doing. Hope-Stone Research has conducted extensive evaluation of high profile multi-media learning projects such as Springwatch, The Big Read, The People's War, Restoration, and The Life of Mammals. 

We talked to internal and external partners, families and the general public across the UK through focus groups, phone and video in-depth interviews and by survey.

Houses of Parliament

Evaluation of Parliament Week - by using video based visitor diaries, supported by vox-pop interviews and follow up online focus groups we were able to provide real insight into what inspires visitors, with a focus on women and young people, at the events to engage with the work of Paliament and democracy.

University of Exeter

Evaluation of a research originated public engagement project, Sex and History, working with museums, schools, charities and other community groups to use historical objects to aid teaching of sexual wellbeing in PHSE and beyond the curriculum.